Cherry Parfait™ Grandiflora Rose



Terrific Blackspot Resistance and Extra Heat and Humidity Tolerance

All-America Rose Selections (AARS) Winner 2003

This award winner is a fantastically heavy-blooming, disease-resistant, rugged grandiflora with flowers of red-edged white that actually darken as they mature, instead of bleaching out like older varieties.

Cherry Parfait™ is a nicely rounded little shrub that is literally never out of bloom all summer long, regaling you with armloads of 4-inch flowers from late spring until early fall. The blooms open from lovely pointed buds, arising on 10- to 14-inch stems. You will fall in love with this subtly fragrant, free-flowering beauty. Remove spent blossoms to encourage rebloom.

The leaves of this healthy, 5-foot-tall, 4- to 5-foot-wide shrub are a glossy, deep green and very lush, making Cherry Parfait™ beautiful out of bloom as well as in. And the fact that it's heat tolerant and disease resistant means it will be a pure joy for every gardener.

Cherry Parfait™ is great for beds, borders, and the cut garden. Plant in well-drained soil in full sun. Spring pruning is recommended. Old and dead wood should be removed and canes that cross need to be cut back. Gardeners in warmer climates should cut back the remaining canes by about one-third, while those in colder areas will probably want to prune a little more than that.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Rosa
Variety 'MEIsponge'
ppaf PP12802
Zone 7 - 10
Bloom Start To End Late Spring - Early Fall
Habit Upright
Plant Height 5 ft
Plant Width 4 ft - 5 ft
Bloom Size 4 in
Petal Count 35
Additional Characteristics Award Winner, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Double Bloom, Ever Blooming, Flower, Fragrance, Free Bloomer, Long Bloomers, Needs Deadheading, Pruning Recommended, Rose Hips
Bloom Color Cream, Red, White
Bud Shape Ovoid, Pointed
Flower Shape Double, High-centered, Reflexed, Rounded
Foliage Color Dark Green, Glossy
Fragrance Light, Sweet
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Humidity Tolerant, Black Spot, Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Border, Cut Flowers, Landscapes, Outdoor
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Product Review Summary

Based on 6 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

February 21, 2020

Fantastic Rose!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I’ve had Cherry Parfait in my garden for about a decade now and it remains the most reliable, most prolific blooming rose in my garden. The blooms are so beautiful at all stages from bud to fully-open with the yellow centers showing. I highly recommend this rose! Tolerates the high desert heat better than my other rose’s too!

Frances from NM
April 24, 2019

Wonderful rose

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I live in the south (zone 9a), intense heat, moisture etc. This rose is outstanding. I have had NO disease issues with it. Continuously blooming. It is a joy to watch - I planted it in a humongous light blue ceramic pot and it is so pretty, it looks face. The color is lighter than the picture, but it might be due to the heat.

Delia from FL
April 17, 2018


This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I ordered 3 roses from J & P last fall.This one has performed the best. It has really taken off. I don't believe in babying them. I give attention to all of my flowers, but they have to be strong to survive and this one it! I haven't been able to enjoy the flowers much because an autistic boy who lives next to us loves plants and always picks the buds as soon as they open. What are we to do really?? It's a way for him to safely explore his senses so we just let him go for it!

Janna from AL
February 09, 2017

Can count on J&P roses

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

J&P roses are always beautiful. My Grandmother loved your roses. Her favorite was Mister Lincoln, mine is Cherry Parfait. Every year these roses have so many beautiful blooms. It makes my heart happy just to look at them.

from PA
May 20, 2013

A bit disappointed

This shopper rated the product 4 out of 5 stars

We bought the Cherry Parfait rose in a container. The plant is doing great. The only issue I have is it doesn't have the same coloring as the picture. It's a lot lighter on the outside edge then in the picture. Still really beautiful though.

ImJustMe from GA

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